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April 24, 2017

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April 24, 2017

30% Reduction in Deaths from Bowel Cancer

Apr. 19, 2017 — The rate of new cases of bowel cancer in Austria has fallen by around 20% in the last ten years, while the associated mortality rate has fallen by nearly 30%. This trend is primarily due to ... read more

Genetic Link to Susceptibility and Resistance to Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Apr. 13, 2017 — Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), characterized by chronic relapsing inflammation of the gut, is a common problem in the industrialized world. However, how IBD develops remains unknown. There is ... read more

Intestinal Bacteria May Protect Against Diabetes

Apr. 11, 2017 — A high concentration of indolepropionic acid in the serum protects against type 2 diabetes, shows a new study. Indolepropionic acid is a metabolite produced by intestinal bacteria, and its production ... read more

Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease May Be Linked, Suggests Research

Apr. 5, 2017 — Patients who have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) for more than two decades have a higher risk of developing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), new research ... read more

Probiotics Benefit in Schizophrenia Shaped by Yeast Infections

Apr. 5, 2017 — In a small pilot study of men with schizophrenia, researchers say they have evidence that adding probiotics -- microorganisms, such as bacteria found in yogurts -- to the patients' diets may ... read more

Early Life Antibiotic Use Linked to Inflammatory Gut Diseases in Adulthood

Apr. 3, 2017 — A new research report involving mice shows that antibiotic use very early in life that alters the normal development/growth of gut bacteria, may contribute to the development of inflammatory bowel ... read more

Gastric Medications Increase Risk for Recurrence of Clostridium Difficile Infection

Mar. 27, 2017 — Patients who use gastric suppression medications are at a higher risk for recurrent Clostridium difficile (C-diff) infection, new research concludes. C-diff is a bacterium that can cause symptoms ... read more

Mar. 27, 2017 — Researchers have found -- for the first time -- that a diet yielding high amounts of the short-chain fatty acids acetate and butyrate provided a beneficial effect on the immune system and protected ... read more

Health Psychologists Now Treating Functional Heartburn, Crohn's Disease, IBS and Other GI Disorders

Mar. 23, 2017 — Health psychologists have begun treating gastrointestinal disorders that are strongly affected by stress, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s disease, functional heartburn, functional ... read more

Stress May Protect, at Least in Bacteria

Mar. 23, 2017 — Antibiotics harm bacteria and stress them. Trimethoprim, an antibiotic, inhibits the growth of the bacterium Escherichia coli and induces a stress response. This response also protects the bacterium ... read more

Gulf War Illness Linked to Gastrointestinal Disturbances

Mar. 23, 2017 — A new study has linked gastrointestinal disturbances in those suffering from Gulf War illness with changes intestinal microbiota. The findings open up new treatment options that may improve both ... read more

Blood Fatty Acids Reveal Your Child's Diet

Mar. 23, 2017 — Eating lots of sugary candy may strain the liver, alter the body’s fatty acid metabolism and increase the risk of cardiometabolic diseases already in childhood. Children’s blood fatty acid ... read more

Mar. 22, 2017 — New light has been shed on the functioning of human gut bacteria which could help to develop medicines in the future to improve health and ... read more

Biologic Treatments for Inflammatory Bowel Disease Help Heal the Intestine

Mar. 22, 2017 — Although anti-inflammatory treatments are quite effective at reducing symptoms in patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, the mucosal lining of the intestine often remains ... read more

Effects of Gut Flora Revisited

Mar. 16, 2017 — Changes in gut microbiota after unhealthy diet may protect from metabolic ... read more

High Uric Acid Levels in Young Children May Result in Higher Blood Pressure Later on

Mar. 15, 2017 — Very young children with increased uric acid levels had higher blood pressure at 3 years of age, new research has ... read more

New Alternative to Colonoscopy Is as Easy as Swallowing a Pill

Mar. 15, 2017 — The patient ingests a capsule containing two miniature cameras on either end. As the capsule travels through the digestive tract, it captures images and wirelessly transmits them to a recorder the ... read more

Study Links Sulfide-Producing Bacteria and Colon Cancer in African-Americans

Mar. 15, 2017 — A new study reveals that African-Americans have measurable differences in the number and type of bacteria that live in the colon -- and those differences are related to their higher-than-average ... read more

Mar. 14, 2017 — Intestines experience a lot of wear and tear. Without the stalwart stem cells that live in our gut's lining, our ability to absorb food would dwindle and bacteria from the digestive tract would ... read more

Bowel Cancer Medication Could Help Combat Early-Onset Parkinson's Disease

Mar. 14, 2017 — Folinic acid can protect neurons in fruit flies, report scientists. The study suggests that folinic acid, which is used in medications to treat bowel cancer, can also protect neurons associated with ... read more

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